Half of 30-year-olds make as much as their parents did at the same age, according to a new study — Quartz

The American dream hinges on the idea that future generations will do better than the ones that preceded them. But a new study (pdf) from a team of economists and sociologists at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California is bad news for a whole generation: Only half of American 30-year-olds today earn more money […]

Those Who Don’t Understand Trump Are Doomed to Repeat Him

The Opinion Pages | Contributing Op-Ed Writer Those Who Don’t Understand Trump Are Doomed to Repeat Him close byline-meta close extended-byline close story-meta-footer close story-meta Photo Credit Travis Dove for The New York Times Conservatives are deeply split over the rise of Donald J. Trump. Some see it as apocalyptic; others as refreshing. But two […]

Study Does Not Debunk Widespread Theory for Trump’s Rise

The Trumpen proletariat. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev Donald Trump’s supporters tend to live in economically depressed areas where white residents experience exceptionally high rates of mortality — and exceptionally low rates of social mobility — according to a new study from Gallup. Some might view these findings as evidence that “economic anxiety” among the white working-class has […]

A massive new study debunks a widespread theory for Donald Trump’s success – The Washington Post

(Rachel Orr/The Washington Post) Economic distress and anxiety across working-class white America have become a widely discussed explanation for the success of Donald Trump. It seems to make sense. Trump’s most fervent supporters tend to be white men without college degrees. This same group has suffered economically in our increasingly globalized world, as machines have replaced workers in factories and labor […]